Furthur Live at 1st Bank Center on 2010-03-06
Set 2: Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion) > Bird Song > Alligator > Bird Song Jam > Dark Star > Time > Jam > Dark Star > Morning Dew > Let it Grow > Midnight Hour > Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad > And We Bid You Goodnight
E: Samson and Delilah, Uncle John's Band
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|Let It Grow >|
|Till the Morning Comes|
|Time > Breathe (reprise) >|
|Dark Star >|
|And We Bid You Goodnight|
|Bird Song >|
|Morning Dew >|
|Next Time You See Me|
|The Golden Road (to Unlimited Devotion) >|
|Going Down the Road, Feeling Bad >|
|Jam > Dark Star >|
|Samson & Delilah|
|In the Midnight Hour >|
|Bobby's duck joke|
|Uncle John's Band|
The venue was renamed 1st Bank Center after the tickets were printed
Grand opening for the venue March 5 & 6, 2010
- Master format: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo (.WAV) > Digital transfer: iRiver iHP-120 > USB > PC > Tracking & processing: CD Wave Editor 1.95.1 > Trader's Little Helper 2.4.1 > Distribution format: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit, stereo (.FLAC)
- Broomfield, CO
- Run time
- Taped by
- Chuck Miller
- Transferred by
- Chuck Miller
- 1st Bank Center
Subject: I learn alot reading your reviews
Subject: Cumberland Blues,
see ya in phillyD
Subject: I like this Show
i don't know if we were at the same show or not show or not but it was definitly cot shorts weather! Thank God there show was hot!!!
Subject: Sunshine Nightdreams
On Saturday in Broomfield CO, there was warmth beyond that anticipated metaphoric comfort. Saturday had been gorgeous. Early spring in Colorado makes blue, cloudless skies and draws you out of doors. Halfway through the Furthur show, the inaugural events at a new FirstBank Center in suburban Denver, the weather seemed an important point to consider. After a six week run on an east coast suffering through a long winter, that early spring Colorado sun was the first natural warmth the band had probably felt in over a month. And these are sun guys, raised on the West Coast in the golden, painterly bath of northern California. The concept of sunglasses and shorts must have been welcome.
And it showed. There was an alacrity throughout, as if the vitamin D of the day had fueled new energy in both the old guard approaching 45 years of playing together, and in the newer wave infusing original, respectful lines and synergy to this music. From “After Midnight” as an opener to “Samson and Delilah” as an encore, there was irony and double entendre in almost every song. But this music, even when improvised, isn’t self-propelled or created by chance, it requires leadership. That was embodied in the younger Jerry Garcia and demonstrably lacking in the older one. It seems clear that Bob Weir has taken much of that leadership outside the actual playing, but his role in the mix doesn’t really license leadership within the music. Phil Lesh’s bass lines certainly have the potential and occasional opportunity, but when it all shakes out, its the newest member of the group, lead guitarist John Kadlecik who sits in the driver’s seat of this band ostensibly named after Ken Kesey’s bus.
Kadlecik is unlike any other guitarist who has played with this group, perhaps in his playing, but absolutely in his education. First, Kadlecik most recently played his same role in Dark Star Orchestra, a sort of Grateful Dead cover band in the way the New York Philharmonic is a Mozart cover band. That band re-played (not re-created) specific Grateful Dead shows song for song. But there is one distinct difference. Unlike the Dead, DSO always knew what the next song was. The crescendos, codas and denouements that naturally exist for a listener 30 years after a Dead show, were created on the spot not pre-destined or contrived. They may have had some vague idea of what was coming next, but the set list was as much an improvisation as the solos within each song. Kadlecik and his former band mates in DSO knew exactly where each set and concert was going and could build a deliberate path inside the music.
Kadelcik also has an encyclopedic knowledge of this music that is only matched by his current cohorts playing stage left. The other formidable players who have stood in his spot were all accomplished and certainly learned the necessary music, but they came from other traditions. Kadelcik, in his old job, needed to understand as many as five arrangements of each song, depending on what year’s show his former band had decided to replay on a given evening. That requires a fluency with the material that no lead guitarist in the Dead, The Other Ones, Phil and Friends or other iteration of Furthur can boast.
That education and his sensibility not to mimic but to honor this music, combined with a tendency to approach the concert as a collective body makes his playing as boundless as Garcia’s. He is not Garcia. Nor does he want to be. But is there another guitar player other than the late Garcia who could know the whole catalog as cold as Kadlecik? Even Garcia himself would have struggled if you asked him to pull out A “Golden Road”, a “Til the Morning Comes” and an “Alligator” in one show. But Kadlecik weaves through the show hinting here, leading there, building improvisational bridges between songs that have never been paired before. He is a consummate professional up there, and, man, he loves his job. He glances across the stage at Jeff Chimenti, the band’s equally talented keyboard player, taking musical cues and riffing off them, and in the foreground are two of the original composers of the music to which he has dedicated his career for the many years.
There were particular highlights. The Alligator into Dark Star into Pink Floyd’s Time into Dark Star into Morning Dew is worth listening to over and over again. The Morning Dew alone is as memorable to me as the Good Lovin I heard in Giant’s Stadium in September 1978 at age 15 and maybe more. But no song or string of songs was the most impressive aspect of this show. Grateful Dead shows can be relatively predictable in set list choices. If you know your history, you can hear three songs in a row and pretty much pick a show down to the season and the year, Spring ‘77, for instance. In the day at any show, Deadheads would play a parlor game of picking the next tune, and someone always won. But with this show, even after a goodly amount of time listening to most of the tour’s shows via online streaming, there was no way to predict where it would go next Someone remarked in the crowd after the pair of openers, “After Midnight” and “Next Time You See Me,” ‘they’re gonna play all covers tonight.’ And they could have. That is as much a testament to Kadlecik’s education as it is to Weir and Lesh’s willingness to shed all convention and legacy from the music and truly try and invigorate it with new life.
Subject: Hit upside the head
My wife and I were stationed up elevated kind of behind the stage right on the rail, so that we had a (very close up) bird's eye view of the stage. We watched, amused the entire time, as Phil paced back and forth across the back of the stage just prior to the show. Phil carried a shit-eating grin with him, which was a good sign, and we knew then that there were some tricks up the band's sleeve this night.
The first set begins ("After Midnight"), and everything is groovy. "Next Time You See Me" comes out to play, and I couldn't be happier to hear the selection. Then out of nowhere, I get hit upside the head with raw Grateful Dead emotion. The lyrics to "Next Time" primed me up to be cracked completely open as "Till the Morning Comes" kicked in, at which time I proceeded to sit down in my seat and sob like a baby through pretty much the entire first set. Maybe it was the words, maybe it was the vintage 60's feel of the set, maybe it was the energy of everyone in the room, maybe it was a gigantic release from the craziness of the world, but I just could not control the tears, and they WOULDN'T STOP!! It subsided for little bits here and there, but then, Sugaree-- "when they come to take you down, when they bring that wagon round..." and so on, and so forth. Very few times have I felt intensity within my being like I did throughout that first set, and as silly as it probably looked, I am so thankful that IT happened.
The second set was gorgeous, and sent me into some kind of nebula, much like many others have stated in their reviews. Dark Star > Time > Dark Star > Dew is unforgetable.
So I have to say thank you to the band for working so hard to make these shows special. And thank you to the people around me, for not making too much fun of me during my vulnerable experience during set 1.
Subject: Magnolia Mountain
Subject: Magnolia Mountain
Subject: Best show of the tour?
The venue was killer, lot A was happenin' and everything in sync. This is a must download show, and I can't wait until this crew makes it back to Colorado (add some summer dates : )
Question: I am used to downloading shows by the whole, how do i download this show? when i try and download song by song, my computer can not find the file (or asks me what program to run it with).. any help out there?
Subject: Uncle John's Band-Time
It just so happens that in addition to it being David Gilmour's birthday on the 6th-my birthday-on the east coast was on the 7th-So most of the 2nd set was actually played "After Midnight" which was technically (the 7th) my birthday too!-or at least that's the way I'm looking at it. And to make it really perfect-the show closed with Uncle John's Band. When I saw the set list my first reaction was OMG! I just had to laugh. Before the Atlanta show I had been walking around the house for weeks singing one verse over and over- "Wo-Oh-what I want to know, where does the time go?" I hadn't been listening to any Grateful Dead at all-just randomly singing that one verse over and over. I really thought Uncle John's Band would be played here in Atlanta-but this show made up for it. Very well "timed". Very sweet. In case any of the band ever looks at this-thank you very much:) It has to be the most amazing feeling to be able to travel around spreading joy~ So won't you bring some back down south again soon? We love you here. How about a Senor, or I bet with JK, you guys could do an amazing Visions. Of course there are others I'd love to hear too, but whatever you do-we'll look forward to it.
Subject: First time covering Pink Floyd?
Subject: Finally on the bus!
Having gotten into the band through their 60s psychedelic work, I was blown away by Alligator>Dark Star>Time>Dark Star!!!
Easily the best show I've ever been to...just wish I would've been old enough to appreciate GD while JG was still around...
Subject: Not Charlie Miller
Subject: chucks the man
Subject: Absolutely Incredible
My personal highlights were Sugaree, Morning Dew, Samson and Delilah, and especially DARK STAR.
Subject: Great Show
Subject: Incredible... the good old days are now.
Subject: Wish I was a Headlight going to Portland.
Subject: Great Recording
Subject: Blown Away in Broomfield!
Subject: Get Back for 3 More at Red Rocks
Subject: Having A Breakest Brew Over Morning Dew
Subject: show number 7
Subject: Got any Nails
Subject: best show in 20 years!
Subject: holy crap!
Subject: Top Notch!
Do take this Band for Granted! They wont be playing forever! At this point in the tour they are a freshly oiled swiss watch. And they are keeping the memory of Jerry alive and strong for FURTHUR generations to cherish and preserve. JK is one talented player! Thank You Phil,Bob, Matt, Jill, Jeff, Jay, Joe and the soul sisters. Keep taking it FURTHUR!!!!!!!
Subject: Best I've seen in 25 years maybe ever
I only wish Jerry had the will to play this way after 77'.
I will always consider him the master of this music but this is where he should have been playing it.
My congratulations to the whole Band for making the MAJIK!
Subject: CANNOT wait!!!!!!!!!!
I started in '84 in Hampton Roads, I'm grayin and getting fat! Comes with age! I saw Brents last show as well as Jerrys! This has to be the best re-incarnation. This show rocks as does the 24th in NY, 27th in NJ and 3rd in IL. Each to his owns, they could play polkas all night long and I won't care. This is going to be amazing!!!!
Many thanks to the tapers for this catalog, I have truly enjoyed this Run! Hopefully there will be a few more!!!!!
Based on what I heard of the night before this show, this show, the 2nd night in Chicago, and the 2nd night at RCMH, I've VERY optimistic about the quality of show that I'm going to be seeing next weekend for Phil's 70th.
Thanks for the quick upload and the great taping, I'm going to buy a random taper a frosty, cold one in S.F. this weekend in appreciation of the efforts of the taper community.
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